Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+184) Panthers (-205)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (28-12-5) play the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-22-9) at BB&T Center on Monday. The Panthers open this matchup at -205 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +184. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-1 loss to the Stars their last time on the ice. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 22 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Columbus compiled 4 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was sitting at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 57 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.0%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 44, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 36.2%. They amassed 17 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 33 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 53.1% and they had a PDO of 88.6 in this game.
Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 112 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have notched 24 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 1,464 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .897. Columbus has taken 1,324 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. While playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed 127 goals while earning 98 on the offensive side of the ice. Columbus is sitting with 102 power play opportunities and they have scored 14 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 13.73%. For the year, they sit with 39 points and their points percentage is .424. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 112 goals (26th in the league) on the season and have surrendered 151.
The player in the crease for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has been involved in 158 games throughout his NHL career. He has a mark of 69-55-21 and he started in 145 games. Opponents have racked up 421 goals against Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.88. Korpisalo has had 4,460 shots taken against him and has accrued 4,039 total saves. His save percentage currently is .906 during his 8,775 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Korpisalo has recorded 71 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .490.
In their last contest, Florida squared up with the Lightning in a game where the Panthers earned a victory by a score of 5-3. Florida wrapped up this game with a 46.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Florida played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 37 and the Lightning having racked up a 35 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they had an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Panthers scored 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
The Panthers are sitting with 110 goals at even strength and 32 goals (8th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Florida has attempted 1,528 shots (1st in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.29%, while allowing the other team 1,357 shots. On the season, the Florida Panthers have a total of 142 goals, 61 points, as well as a points percentage of .678. They have recorded 146 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 21.92%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their oppositions 135 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.1%. They have granted a total of 121 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Sergei Bobrovsky defending the goal. Bobrovsky has accumulated a lifetime record of 294-179-45 and has been in goal for 532 games. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.6% and he has made 294 quality starts in his professional career. He has gathered 14,338 saves out of 15,643 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,305 goals altogether. He has been a starter 519 games and has accumulated 30,690 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-205)
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